How To Reduce Noise And Hum In Your System

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The dreaded hum at 60 Hz. A quiet hiss from the tweeter. There are numerous ways that noise can manifest itself in your audio system. Whether it’s obvious or not, any external interference in a HiFi rig is never welcome. The effects can be as easy to identify as those previously listed, but can also destroy that perfect sound you are aiming for in far less traditional ways.

In this week’s episode of The Occasional Podcast, we welcome the return of AudioQuest’s Garth Powell. Garth is a show favorite, and brings along with him a massive chunk of experience and information regarding the subject of keeping your system squeaky clean from outside noise. Tips, tricks and education, this show will point you in the right direction if you are suffering from any audiophile maladies in the “How To Remove Unwanted Noise From Your Audio System”category.

The Occasional Podcast has launched into its 9th season with our educational series starting with 5 things to consider when buying a tube amplifier, but you can also check out our interview with Andrew Jones, our Halloween Special and our interview with turntable reviewer Michael Fremer plus season 7’s Anatomy Of An Amplifier and earlier episodes like A Beginners Guide To Wireless HiFiHow Records Are Made plus A Guide To Tube Amplifiers and our season 6 opener What Is Accuracy and Why Audiophiles Love Jazz? but don’t miss last season’s finale TOP’s Best Of Season 5 Awards Plus A Visit to Van Halen’s 5150 Studios or our revisited interview with the late legendary recording engineer Al Schmitt. Also available for download is last season’s interviews with Heinz Lichtenegger, president of Pro-Ject. You can also check out Budgeting – From Entry Level To High EndGetting Started With Vinyl Playback, The Occasional Beginner’s Guide To Digital Audio. Season three had interviews with such audio legends as Jeff JosephBill Dudleston, Nelson Pass and even Rob Watts.

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